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OAKLAND, Calif. — Toddler Riley Curry snuggled up under the right arm of her father’s wax figure and grinned in delight.

Even if a little confused by it all.

“How is it, Riley, is it weird?” Stephen Curry(Stephen Curry Jersey) asked. “There’s two of us up here. That’s probably weird to see two of us up here looking right back at her.”

When Riley’s baby sister, Ryan, later sat down next to her, in a matching dress and sweater, they glanced up and admired their superstar dad’s dribbling pose.

“I don’t know how you could actually dream about something like this,” Curry said about seeing his likeness in wax. “You look at the detail and all that goes into a wax figure, so pretty special.”

Madame Tussauds unveiled his wax figure Thursday, and it will be on display at the Fisherman’s Wharf museum by the end of next week. A team of artists and sculptors spent nearly four months on Curry’s figure, taking 250 measurements of the NBA MVP and including details down to the tattoos on his wrists.

“That is crazy,” Curry said upon his first view of the finished product, valued at $350,000. “I grew a little bit more facial hair before. During the season I have to shave to kind of match what it was last year. That is pretty cool. It’s pretty incredible, obviously very accurate. The whole process from posing for like four, three hours at that position, I got a lot of quad work while they did all the measurements.”

Curry shot a selfie with his figure and posed for family photographs with his wife, two daughters and his mother. Perhaps the only thing missing: his mouth guard, which he flung in frustration for a rare technical Wednesday night in a 114-98 victory over the rival Los Angeles Clippers.

Curry, 28, shared a story of how one of his first dates with wife Ayesha was to a wax museum.

“For me and my wife, it’s kind of a funny story. One of our first dates in L.A., we went to the museum on Hollywood Boulevard,” Curry said. “So that was one of our first experiences together, walking through and taking pictures with all the wax figures in that museum, and now to have one of my own is pretty special.”

It’s spot on, down to his own handwriting on the bright blue Under Armour sneakers. Curry said he was amazed each hair was placed in the wax head by hand.

The Warriors held their team photo day, and Curry joked with teammates that his wax figure could stand in for him in the photo.

“He finally hit it big, he finally made it. It’s official,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I can’t wait to see it. I think it will be cool.”

The folks at Madame Tussauds invited Curry to come see his wax figure in the museum.

“The schedule’s a little tight right now,” Curry said, smiling. “It was a great experience all the way through. It’s something I’ll remember for a while, and we’ll get to go see it with all the other distinguished people in the museum.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder gave the Portland Trail Blazers something to think about.

Russell Westbrook(Russell Westbrook Jersey) had 17 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in his 12th triple-double of the season, and Oklahoma City beat the Trail Blazers 128-94 on Monday night.

If the playoffs had started Monday, Portland would have been at Oklahoma City.

“We know we might face these guys in the playoffs, so we wanted to send a message,” forward Kevin Durant said.

Westbrook had the 31st triple-double of his career and matched Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo for the most assists without a turnover in a game this season.

“Just enjoy the process, come out and play at a high level, like I do every night,” Westbrook said.

Enes Kanter scored a season-high 26 points, Durant added 20 and Serge Ibaka had 15 for the Thunder, whose 45th win matched their victory total from last season. Oklahoma City shot a season-high 59 percent from the field.

Damian Lillard scored 21 points and C.J. McCollum added 15 for the Trail Blazers, who have lost five of seven. Portland shot a season-low 34.1 percent from the field.

Portland allowed its highest field goal percentage of the season, and Oklahoma City’s field goal percentage defense was its best of the season.

The Thunder improved to 12-0 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double, and he fell one rebound short of having it by halftime. He collected his 10th point on a layup with 3:37 remaining in the first half and notched his 10th assist on a pass to Ibaka for a dunk with 2:40 remaining in the second quarter. He got his ninth rebound with 3:25 left, but couldn’t snag another one. He had 10 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists at the break.

According to STATS, no NBA player has collected a triple-double in the first half of a game since the start of the 2002-03 season, when the company began keeping track.

“He’s a handful,” Lillard said. “He was coming off pick-and-rolls, making plays for guys, and they made shots. I didn’t think he did anything different tonight than what he does all the time.”

Oklahoma City led 66-42 at halftime, and Westbrook contributed five more assists in the third quarter to help the Thunder go up 102-72 at the end of the period.

The teams will meet one more time in the regular season, on April 6 in Portland.

STAT LINES

Durant had at least seven assists for the fifth time in the past six games to boost his season average to 4.8.

ON THE RISE

Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 11.4 rebounds in his past five games. During that span, he has shot 69.4 percent from the field and 94.7 percent from the free throw line.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Durant, on recent issues with turnovers: “It’s not like I’m just running down and the ball is dribbling off my foot and I’m just throwing it out of bounds. I mean, it’s trying to make the right play.”

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Portland shot 31.4 percent in the first half. … Committed just four turnovers before the break. … Lillard scored 14 points in the third quarter. … Beat Orlando 121-84 on Saturday for their largest victory of the season.

Thunder: G Dion Waiters did not play for the fourth straight game. He hasn’t played since his brother’s death. … Durant scored 15 points in the first quarter, matching the most he has scored in that period this season. … The Thunder went on an 18-0 run that stretched from late in the first quarter to early in the second. … C Nazr Mohammed played for the second time since Oklahoma City picked up the free agent. He scored his first basket of the season in the final minute.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant(Kevin Durant Jersey) shot down a circulating rumor Tuesday that the Oklahoma City Thunder are operating with a Finals-or-bust ultimatum in relation to his future free agency.

“To me, it doesn’t [make sense],” Durant said of placing an ultimatum on the team. “You put too much pressure on everybody if you say something like that. Especially my teammates and the organization. They don’t deserve that. So I never said that, I never thought that.

“Like I said, I can’t control rumors from people who sit behind their desk every day and think of stuff to say. I’m worrying about coming out here every day and staying healthy and trying to battle against the best players in the world while rumors are getting written up about whatever, and I have no control over it. That’s their job, and my job is to play ball. So I never said that.”

The origin of the report came from Sirius XM Radio host and New Orleans Pelicans play-by-play broadcaster Joel Meyers saying if the Thunder don’t make the NBA Finals this season, Durant will leave in free agency.

“I made some calls over the weekend,” Meyers said. “If they don’t, I’m told if they don’t at least get to the NBA Finals, Durant’s gone. Simple as that. And to the point where he may want his own team.”

The rumor is one of many increasing free-agency ripples around Durant, after he spent the majority of the season escaping the churning rumor mill.

“There have been a lot of rumors out there,” Durant said. “I wouldn’t say it’s been totally quiet, but it’s been cool, it’s been different. I was expecting a lot, every city I go to, everybody to ask me questions, but it’s been pretty quiet. Once July hits that’s when everybody will care. They’re just worried about the season. There’s a lot of stuff going on. A lot of great players and teams playing well this year, so I’m not the focus.”

Last summer at USA Basketball, Durant made it clear his circle is very tight and unless something was coming from him, his agent, his manager or the team’s PR director, to ignore it. And Tuesday, he reiterated that.

“If it didn’t come from me or anybody I know, like I said in the summertime, I don’t know where it came from,” Durant said. “Everybody makes up rumors around this time of year and everyone wants clicks for their stories, so that’s a part of it. I have nothing to do with that. I can’t control it. I’m just focused on playing better each and every game.”

The idea that it’s title-or-bust — or in this case, Finals-or-bust — is a pretty shortsighted one, because with all the variables that go into the postseason, placing that much significance on an isolated series overlooks the importance of both the future and the past in the decision. As Durant knows all too well, injuries can derail an otherwise promising situation. Like he said himself, that type of mindset doesn’t make sense.

Obviously the better the Thunder do in the playoffs the better they make their case to Durant to re-sign in Oklahoma City, but they’ve also been making a pretty strong case the past seven seasons. The Thunder have sustained their status as a contender, with uncontrollable variables — i.e., injuries — being the biggest roadblock during that time.

There has been no championship, and that’s the topping on the cake. Without a title, the door remains open for a wandering eye.

The closer July 1 gets, the more Durant’s decision will come into focus. There are a lot of options available to him, with probably the most pragmatic being to sign a one-year deal and to delay this circus one more year. (The thinking: With the spiking salary cap coupled with the fact Durant would hit 10 years of service, making him eligible for a 35 percent max contract, he’d be looking at a difference of roughly $85 million.)

For Durant, he’s prepared for these types of stories, and he wasn’t bothered Tuesday by having to answer the questions that come along with them. He calmly stood and took in each one, and he gave a strong, thoughtful response one-by-one. He’s not searching out the drama; he just knows it’ll find him.

“I come in here and I hear it a lot. I may turn on the TV here and there and then I see it, go on social media and you see it all the time,” Durant said. “It’s hard to get away from it. But my family and my friends do a good job of shielding me away from that stuff, and I just try to take it with a grain of salt and move on and know it’s a part of the business and know it’s a part of this game.”